Question about Kenmore 43042 Front Load Washer
My washer leaks underneath, front right side. SOmetimes I can do 4 loads and the fifth load it will leak. OTher times I can put just 5 t-shirts in and it leaks. I use HE detergent as my mom had similar problem with her kenmore and was told it had too many suds which caused problem. THere seems to be no rhyme or reason to when it happens, but I have noticed it is more frequently. Any suggestions, especially since my mom experiences it with hers from time to time.
You need to remove the kick panel (under the front door). There are two screws at the very bottom of the kick panel, one in each corner.
This will give you visibility to see where the leak is coming from.
On the right hand side is the drain pump. The black hose goes from the pump,out the rear and into your drain pipe. It is secured by a clamp and is one possible source of leak.
If that connection is dry, look underneath the tub where the two parts, front and back of drum, come together. there is an o ring sealing the two sections and this is another source of water leak. (major problem is this is leaking)
Failing this you will just have to trace the source of the leak. You may have to take off the top of the washer to check the water inlet hoses which run on the top of the machine but would still show as a leak under the machine. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
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